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(byĕkäbäd`), formerly


(byĕgōvät`), city (1989 pop. 82,082), Tashkent region, E Uzbekistan, on the Syr Darya River. It is an important industrial center, with a large steel mill and cement works. The Farkhad dam and hydroelectric plant, just upstream from Bekabad, is a major source of electricity and irrigation water for Uzbekistan.
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(until 1964, Begovat), a city in Tashkent Oblast, Uzbek SSR, located on both banks of the Syr Darya River, at the point of the river’s emergence from the Fergana Valley. Bekabad has a railroad station on the Khavast-Kokand line and a population of 60,000 (1969; 40,000 in 1959). It is one of the industrial centers of Uzbekistan. Located in the city are the first metallurgical plant built in the republic (1944), which uses Middle Asian scrap metal and Ural and Kazakh pig iron; the Farkhad Hydroelectric Power Plant; a cement combine producing cement, slate, asbestos-cement pipes, and lime; reinforced-concrete plants producing chutes for the irrigation network; a brickyard; and a sand and gravel factory. Other industries include the light industry and food industry. The city has an industrial technicum and a medical school. Bekabad arose in 1945 on the site of a small kishlak (village). Irrigation canals and rail and motor roads divide the city into several sectors.


Goroda Uzbekistana. Tashkent, 1965.
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